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Move-in Day at residence halls will bring thousands to campus

August 27, 2012

Fall semester activities at UW-Stout kick into high gear Sunday, which is Move-in Day at residence halls.

About 2,500 students are expected to move into north and south campus halls from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Another 600 to 700 students, including fall sport athletes and workers, moved in early to the halls.

Move-in Day 2011Classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Move-in Day will be coordinated by 250 University Housing staff and 450 student-athletes hired to help students and their parents move belongings from curbside into the halls.

More than 5,000 vehicles and more than 10,000 people are expected to arrive Sunday in Menomonie, according to Martin Fritz, University Housing. Sections of several streets in and around north and south campus will be closed or restricted, and some parking areas will be closed.

Students and families will spend approximately $250,000 at Menomonie businesses Sunday.

New student orientation also will begin Sunday. The Blue RAH pep rally and evening social is from 8:30-11 p.m. at Williams Stadium. Various student activities are planned Monday, Sept. 3, which is Labor Day, and Tuesday, Sept. 4.

The 2012-13 academic year at UW-Stout officially began today as faculty returned for the start of the contractual year. Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen’s opening address was at 8:45 a.m., followed by faculty and staff engagement sessions until 11:15 a.m.

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